Thurrock Beer Festival Page

Thurrock Beer Festival

Thurrock Beer Festival Page

Thurrock Beer Festival

Thurrock Beer Festival is a SWE CAMRA organised event. It is held once a year in Thurrock Civic Hall in Grays. Details for the 2018 Festival will be updated here as information comes in.


5th to 9th June 2018
Opening Times: 12-3, 6-11 (Tue - Thur); 12-11 (Fri); 12-7 (Sat)


2017 Admission: Free Tue - Fri lunchtimes, £1 Tue & Wed evenings, £3 Thu evening, £4 Fri evening, £2 Sat all day. Card-carrying CAMRA Members get FREE Admission at all times.

Standing in Front of the Barrels Guarding the barrels


Over 120 different Real Ales, 30+ Ciders & Perrys, plus a selection of English Country Wines and Mead.

Real Ales & Ciders 2017
Real Ales & Ciders 2016
Real Ales & Ciders 2015
Real Ales & Ciders 2014
Real Ales & Ciders 2013
Real Ales & Ciders 2012
Real Ales 2011
Real Ales 2010
Real Ales 2009
Real Ales 2008

Souvenir glasses available, plus CAMRA Membership & products stand.
Hot and Cold food available at all sessions.
Outdoor drinking area available.
Children not allowed in the Main Hall & only allowed in the garden or foyer, up to 6pm and if accompanied by an adult.

Smiling at the Camera with a Pint You'd have a grin like that too, if you were on your 37th pint...


Live Entertainment in 2017:

Tue & Wed evenings - Quiet (No Live Music)
Thu evening - Legacy
Fri evening - Larry and the Streamers
Sat afternoon - Rumford Morris Men, Sentimental Journey, The Blarneys

How to Get Here?

Nearest Railway Station: Grays (1.9 miles), c2c
Nearest Bus Stops: 'The Oak' Socketts Heath (Blackshots Leisure Centre)
Bus Routes (NB: Some don't run in the evenings):

11 (Aveley - Basildon, via Orsett)
73 [73A Evenings] (Lakeside - Tilbury)
83 (Lakeside - Chadwell St Mary)
88 (Grays - Lakeside, via Stifford Clays)
100 (Lakeside - Chelmsford)
265 (Grays - West Horndon)
374 (Grays - Basildon, via East Tilbury)

For further details/changes/other options, visit Traveline

The Fabulous Grandads on Stage Suck on a Werther's Original to enhance the experience.


Thurrock Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU

Festival Enquiries?

Festival Hotline: 07960 969462
Festival e-mail address:

What Can I Do?

If you are a CAMRA Member and have particular skills or if you just want to volunteer:

Ring Helen on 07960 969462.
Or click to download the Application Form (Word Document) for volunteering.
Also check out the staffing welcome sheet
And the CAMRA Volunteers Handbook.